NH Primary Day

Ken AshfordElection 2020Leave a Comment

For the first time since 2004, no candidate dropped out after the Iowa caucuses, sending the full field of Democratic candidates on to New Hampshire’s primary.

Iowa was won by Buttigieg, or maybe Sanders — nobody is quite sure. But it looks good for both of them going into New Hampshire.

Sanders won 60% of the vote in 2016, beating Hillary’s 38%. But it is a larger field. After the debate on Friday night, Klobachar has risen in the polls.

What’s really amazing is how Biden and Warren have plummeted. Biden can still hold on, because he is still popular in South Carolina, the next state.

But Dixville Notch, Hart’s Location and Millsfield  have all voted, so this is how it stands until 7 pm.

Whatever happens in NH will set the tone for what’s next: Nevada’s caucuses on Feb. 22, South Carolina’s primary a week later and then Super Tuesday on March 3, the delegate motherlode when California, Texas and 12 other states vote.